May 17, 2024

When to switch corn hybrids in a wet spring

Wet spring conditions across Ontario have some corn growers contemplating whether it’s time to switch hybrids and plant shorter season corn hybrids. Find out more on the topic from this RealAgriculture report.

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May 17, 2024

ON Corn Committee hybrid selector tool

The hybrid selector tool allows head-to-head comparisons of up to 4 hybrids across up to 4 years in the Ontario corn committee performance trials. The tool provides a summary of performance trial and economic returns of th...

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May 17, 2024

ON optimum corn N-rate estimator tool (“delta yield” tool)

The Ontario optimum corn N-rate estimator tool (also known as the “delta yield” tool) provides an end-of-season estimate of the most economic rate of N based on yields from a low-N (Field Crop News article.

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May 16, 2024

Saskatchewan Planting Advances, but Continues to Lag

Saskatchewan producers made progress in the fields last week, but planting is continuing to lag the five- and 10-year average pace.

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May 16, 2024

CPKC Offers Proposal to Bring Certainty to Timing of Possible Work Stoppage

Canadian Pacific Kansas City said it has offered a proposal to help bring certainty to the timing of a possible work stoppage.

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May 15, 2024

US Hard Red Winter Yield Potential Mostly Higher; Soft Red Lower

Yields in the primary US Hard Red Winter states are forecast to be mostly higher this year, but the same isn’t true for the notable Soft Red states.

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May 14, 2024

Manitoba Seeding Now Ahead of Average Pace

Rapid progress in the fields this past week has Manitoba planting now slightly ahead of the average pace.

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May 14, 2024

Railway Strike Date Now Uncertain

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May 13, 2024

US Corn Planting Continues to Lag Average Pace, Soybeans Slightly Ahead

US producers were able to make decent corn and soybean planting progress this past week, with corn still lagging the average pace but soybeans slightly ahead.

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May 11, 2024

Late blight threat forecast is high for potato crops in 2024

Sometimes Mother Nature provides perfect conditions for late blight, but on-farm mitigation practices can help control it. Reducing late blight risk was the focus of a panel discussion at the Ontario Potato Conference held...

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May 11, 2024

How ON crops are shaping up so far

Winter wheat is advanced by 10-14 days in southern Ontario compared to other years, particularly in early planted fields. Corn planting has been concentrated mainly on lighter textured soils due to sporadic showers across ...

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May 10, 2024

Early Start Puts Alberta Planting Progress Ahead of Normal

Progress may be lagging in both Manitoba and Saskatchewan, but farmers are getting the 2024 into the ground ahead of schedule in Alberta.

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May 10, 2024

USDA Lowers Old-Crop US Wheat Stocks; Rebound Projected for 2024-25

The USDA lowered its 2023-24 US wheat ending stocks estimate from last month, but a rebound is projected for 2024-25.

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